'''Becca Stevens''' is an American jazz
, pop, and Folk music|folk
singer, and guitarist.
Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling
listed her as one of his five favorite jazz vocalists
and music critic Ted Gioia
identified her album ''Weightless'' (2011) as one of the one hundred best albums of 2011.
She has collaborated with pianists Taylor Eigsti
, Timo Andres
, and Brad Mehldau
. Stevens leads the Becca Stevens Band, with Liam Robinson on accordion and keyboards, Chris Tordini on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums and percussion. Along with Gretchen Parlato
and Rebecca Martin
, Stevens comprises one third of the group "Tillery."
Stevens attended the North Carolina School of the Arts
with a major in classical guitar, later attending The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
in New York, where she received a BFA in vocal jazz and composition.